Betoota - QLD

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Position DEG-25.69347 140.745377
DMS25º 41' 36.49" S 140º 44' 43.36" E
UTM 54 J 7158237mN 474452mE
Altitude70.83m
PlaceID35025
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Place Type

Population - Place Name

Location

141.45kms East of Birdsville
194.4kms West of Windorah
227.57kms North of Innamincka
319.62kms South of Boulia

Address & Contact

202-419 Daroo St
Birdsville QLD 4482
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Information

Betoota, population 0, is the gateway from the east being just over 700km from Charleville and approximately 70 metres above sea level with an annual rainfall of 200ml to 400ml. In 1885, the Queensland Government decided to set up a customs post at Betoota collecting a toll for stock as they travelled the stock route. This practice continued until Federation in 1901. Betoota was also once the site of a Cobb & Co. change station.
Except for surrounding cattle stations, Betoota stands alone in the middle of a vast gibber plain. It was surveyed as a town in 1887 and quickly grew to three hotels, a police station, store and post office. The remaining hotel was built in the late 1880's and was a favourite resting and refuelling spot for visitors until it closed in October 1997. It is now the last remaining building in town. Operating until 1997 when it's owner Simon Remienko retired at 82yrs of age, originally from Poland Simon worked as a grader driver until he bought the Betoota Hotel in 1957. Owning the hotel for 47 years, Simon was Betoota's sole resident until ill health forced him to move.

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Closest Weather Station

Birdsville at 04/02:30am EST
Distance from Betoota 141.71km W
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
11.4°C 7.8°C 56% 2.9°C 1022.3hPa 0.0mm SW 11km/hr
6knots
13km/hr
7knots

Closest Climatic Station

Birdsville Airport
Distance from Betoota 141.71km W
 JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C 40.238.135.231.8 25.621.121.824.7 29.932.936.038.5
Mean Min. °C 26.424.721.717.1 11.27.37.08.7 13.617.021.223.8
Mean Rain mm 20.933.040.51.3 6.411.85.44.1 7.211.418.28.4
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